Milky Way Galaxy

Milky Way Galaxy Clouds 1

Haiku 111

A myriad stars

Spilt across the sky like milk

Our own Galaxy



I saw this weird cloud array the other day.

It looks like the Milky Way Galaxy, up there in the daytime sky.

Milky Way Galaxy Clouds 2

Wistful clouds for wistful thoughts.

I love sky-watching; day or night.

I have witnessed numerous lunar and solar eclipses. I have stood outside on my stoep at 4 am and watched Halley’s Comet pass by. It’s unlikely I’ll see it again, in 2061!

But I particularly love gazing into the deep space of a starry night sky, when the air is cool and the bustling daytime sounds quieten down.

And I wonder what is really out there?

I always have.


post script: Here’s some info on the Milky Way Galaxy. And this is a cool scientific animation Travelling from Earth out to the Milky Way and beyond to the edges of the Universe.

post post script: For my American readers; spilt is your spilled. I know you don’t use spilt, because auto-correct keeps highlighting it in red in my text!



17 thoughts on “Milky Way Galaxy

  1. The Naturarian

    Lovely clouds! I’m a big fan of sky stuff too.
    A few years back, due to some odd stuff (don’t remember the why) the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) were said to be able to be seen by me in my area, not normal.
    It was a January night of about 20F. I sat outside, bundled up for hours. Waiting. Patiently. To no avail. πŸ˜‘

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you πŸ™‚
      Aw shame you didn’t get to see the Aurora, but imagine if you had! Would have been worth the cold evening. πŸ™‚
      Me, I was walking down the street at 4 am looking for Halley, till I phoned the Planetarium and they told me exactly where to look when. πŸ˜€


  2. Murphy's Law

    Fantastic photos Sci. Wistful is the perfect description for the clouds and my thoughts about them. I love looking at cloud formations, and it’s rare I don’t see the form of an animal in them.
    Likewise, when I was a kid, I spent endless hours dripping a few drops of ink (remember ink?) into the folded crease of a sheet of paper, work it around with my fingertips, and then unfold the paper to see what I had created. Amazing creatures and designs appeared!!

    I think we all wonder what’s out there Sci. I often wonder if there is a life form somewhere in the vast universe wondering the very same thing!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you πŸ™‚
      Yes, I also did the ink in folded paper art work. πŸ™‚ And swirling oil paints on water then placing your paper on top. Voila – a painting! πŸ™‚
      You and I wonder, but I think there are many people who don’t imagine at all, to their loss.


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